The Pay for Success Lab is regularly searching for Pay for Success project opportunities in localities across the country. When we find a promising project, we will post a project prospectus on this page. Each prospectus will contain information on the problem definition, target population, government resources being spent, potential outcomes, promising interventions, the presence of a project champion, and whether the locality has monetary resources to fund advisory services. The goal of our work is that advisory firms assist these communities with continuing the project development process.

Not only is our work a benefit to communities, but we also recognize that it provides Pay for Success advisory firms with pro bono business development. Should your firm secure a contract and receive revenue from a prospectus, we suggest a donation based upon schedule below so that the Pay for Success Lab can continue its work. You may make that tax deductible contribution at this link (will insert link). By working together, we can make significant progress towards measurably improving the lives of those most at-risk.

Prospectus StatusContribution
Prospectus + Project Champion + End Payor$15,000
Prospectus + Project Champion$10,000
Prospectus$7,500
Initial Research$5,000

Permission to use the prospectuses for not-for-profit and for-profit purposes, without fee and without a signed licensing agreement, is hereby granted, for use within your organization. Distribution of the prospectuses to parties outside of your organization is wholly prohibited. All parties must make reasonable attribution to the University of Virginia Pay for Success Lab for its original research, stakeholder engagement, and other relevant contributions.

Contact Joshua Ogburn, Director of the Pay for Success Lab, at josh.ogburn@virginia.edu with any questions.

Prospectus + Project Champion + End Payor

Projects in this category have everything below plus an engaged potential end payor.

Prospectus + Project Champion

Projects in this category have everything below plus an engaged project champion in the discussion.

Prospectus Only

Projects in this category have completed research on the problem definition, target population size, government resources being spent, potential outcomes, and promising interventions.

Initial Research

Projects in this category have some but not all research completed on the problem definition, target population size, government resources being spent, potential outcomes, and promising interventions.

Referred to Advisory Firm

Projects listed in this category were referred to an advisory firm for technical assistance.